• Disco Partner (5-2) rolls last to first to win the Elusive Quality on the Belmont lawn.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Battalion Runner and Malagacy will NOT run in the Kentucky Derby, per Todd Pletcher.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Thunder Snow confirmed for the Kentucky Derby by Godolphin.Posted 1 day ago
  • Quiet Business (16-1) powers home to win the Bewitch at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • Celtic Chaos (7-1) gets up on the wire to win the Affirmed Success.Posted 1 day ago
  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 2 days ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 6 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 7 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 7 days ago
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The long lead-up to Kentucky Derby 2017 is almost over.Read More
First work-outs for 2-year-olds in Fair Hill per equibase.
Slow time for Gunnevera workout? No offense but look at the ex. rider! He's a porker! Put J.C. on him Saturday and Gunny is gonna be flying late!
Which contenders have Kentucky Derby 2017 in their bloodlines? Horse Racing Nation pedigree analyst Laurie Ross analyzes the pedigrees.Read More
Trainer Todd Pletcher announces that Tyler Gafflione will ride Patch in the Kentucky Derby.
McCraken checks all the boxes for a win on the first Saturday in May.Read More
Per DRF King, Kendall Hansen states Fast and Accurate will be sent to lead in the Kentucky Derby. https://twitter.com/DRFByronKing?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
It's a real shame Mastery is missing the derby because honestly no one is looking too good right now. 90% of preps were dreadfully slow, inconsistent performances, winners with horrible lead changes or sucking wind just past the finish line. Now that preps are wrapped up, going with Always Dreaming, Gunnerva, and Irish War Cry although all three make me nervous- the Pletcher effect, needing a hot pace, and the short space between races- these three could flop as well but they're my best shot!
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · @ruffianlover, Couldn't agree more. He was definitely gonna be my Kentucky Derby horse. Once it became clear he wouldn't be running in the Derby I completely lost interest. · 1 day ago
  • Meydan Rocks via Disqus · He would have on paper had a real big big chance at the first two. · 13 hours ago
Irish War Cry's final work before the Derby, 6F in 1.13.20 with Rajiv Maragh up, Graham Motion described the work as "Beautiful". Will Ship to Churchill tomorrow.
The 7-time G1 winner is slated to make her 4YO seasonal debut tomorrow in the G2 Mooresbridge Stakes at 10f, being ran this year at Naas Racecourse in Ireland instead of at the Curragh.
We are a week away from the most prestigious race in the World. Unless something drastically changes til post time. The Joker is my pick to win the Run for the Roses. I think he is coming into this race under ideal conditions. He ran super fast as a 2 year old , and followed it up with a developing 3 yo season. There are those that will dismiss him due to his bloodlines.They will say an Into Mischief Colt will never get 10 F . That is a fair argument and one I would never debate. All I know is that this guy is coming into the Derby with a great pattern to possibly run his best race. That is more than I can say about many of the others. They seem to of already run the big race .
Trainer Mike Maker announces that Channing Hill will ride Fast and Accurate in the Kentucky Derby.
what did he do as a 2 year old?????
Kitasan Black holds off late challenges from Satano Diamond & Cheval Grand to win back to back renewals of the G1 Tenno Sho(Spring) under what was a beautifully judged ride by Yutaka Take where he sat in 2nd place throughout and then kicked from the front to go and win his race.
Really nice work this morning! Great gallop out, he didn't want to stop.
Get ready to place your bets, because Kentucky Derby 2017 is fast approaching.Read More
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  • Animal Kingdom via Disqus · Trifecta? · 21 hours ago
  • Animal Kingdom via Disqus · It is ridiculous that the post time for the actual Derby is so late. They used to do it at 5:30. But now they push it all the way until 6:45 p.m. What will they do next? Run at 8 o'clock at night so it could be in prime time? · 4 hours ago
PJB56 --- its standard practice for Graham Motion to work a horse 3 weeks after a race. Like he said, he will not change anything just for the derby. He wants to stay in his routine. Now with Battalion Runner and Malagacy, much of the speed is gone. Look for IWC to set in a stalking position 3rd or 4th. I see him having the lead entering the stretch getting the first run on AD and CE. If his speed figs and beyers are correct He might be able to hold off all the late runners.
  • pjb56 via Disqus · Thanks Major Fan. Didn't know Motion did that. I'm like you seeing IWC in the lead at the top of the stretch and hanging on. · 5 hours ago
After an exceptional breeze at Keeneland, Girvin appears to be back on trackRead More
Before you make your final Kentucky Derby decisions, you might want to consider these handicapping tips presented in A to Z style.Read More

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Who will win Kentucky Derby 2017?

  • Irap
  • Thunder Snow
  • Untrapped
  • Gunnevera
  • Tapwrit
  • Sonneteer
  • McCraken
  • Malagacy-Scratched
  • Lookin At Lee
  • Always Dreaming
  • J Boys Echo
  • State Of Honor
  • Patch
  • Classic Empire
  • Hence
  • Gormley
  • Irish War Cry
  • Fast And Accurate
  • Practical Joke
  • Girvin
  • Battle Of Midway

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